Titanas in the Elbtal

Climbing and Self Confidence Workshop I first climbed in the Elbtal just a year and a half ago, dividing my days between the Czech and the German sides. During my time there, I saw some women and yet seldom saw them leading pitches up the sandstone towers. While climbing with Read more…

Céüse

Watching the headlamps light up at the cliff at dusk fills me with a bubbling sensation. They line the main section of the wall, from Berlin to Un pont sur l’infini, and begin the descent. Over the next two hours, twinkling lights peek out through the trees. I was one Read more…

Human Shaped House

You stargazer    up to your ankles in leaf litter moonwatcher    roots wrapped around stones polished, muddled. I am a star    my shards shine like soft scars desperate for dirt    drenched in depth where you stare I exist. So empty, you’re filled    so full, I explode Read more…

Oregon 2018 Ballot Measures

Measure 102: This is a constitutional amendment that removes the restriction requiring affordable housing built with some state funding to be government owned. It enables counties, cities, and towns to use bond revenue to be used in affordable housing development. This would permit non-government entities such as NGOs and developers Read more…

Dreaming at Noon

Unfamiliar places spark excitement and wonder, but I’ve seen these layers of orange beneath a width of lavender sky, topped with blue fading lightly before. Not just once, I’ve seen this sky again and again spread over years. I distinctly remember, in April 2002, standing on top of the rim Read more…

Squamish Spontaneity

Impulse has a gorgeous cousin; her name is Spontaneity. She’s a walking advertisement for a fiber optic cable company, fractured light like broken attention spans. Impulse drives us, pushes us, is there when we’re desperate for a way to make a decision simple, to give up responsibility because we’re ashamed Read more…